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Darwin Correspondence Project

From W. S. Dallas   10 November 1867

York

10 Nov 1867

My dear Sir

I have to thank you for your two notes & will endeavour throughout the Index to select the references to authors as judiciously as possible.—1 The principle I have followed hitherto is to give those whose positive statements are cited, omitting those only quoted in notes in support of statements in the text,—but as you wish the whole given I think it might be managed without very great difficulty by running through the sheets a second time before completing the Index—2 I will look to this at the proper time.—

Believe me | Your’s very truly | W. S. Dallas.

C. Darwin Esqr. F.R.S. | &c &c &c

Footnotes

Dallas refers to the index to Variation. See letter to W. S. Dallas, 8 November [1867] and n. 2.
See letter to W. S. Dallas, 8 November [1867] and nn. 3 and 4.

Summary

Thanks CD for his two notes [on indexing references to authors]; will increase the scope of his citations by including those quoted in footnotes in support of statements in the text.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5675
From
Dallas, W. S.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
York
Source of text
DAR 162: 3
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5675,” accessed on 8 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5675

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